2021 AZ Award Finalists: Villa Varoise and RISD North Hall

Posted on June 28th, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _RISD NORTH HALL, _Villa Varoise, Awards

The Villa Varoise, a retreat in the South of France by Boston firm NADAAA, is a geometric marvel.”

Elements — like the hybrid CLT / steel structural system and the multi-faceted building program — elevate RISD North Hall far beyond your typical student dorm.

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Villa Varoise on gooood

Posted on June 17th, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Villa Varoise, Press

Check it out HERE.

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Villa Varoise on Archello

Posted on June 7th, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Villa Varoise, Press

Check it out HERE!

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Join Us!

Posted on June 4th, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Villa Varoise, Events

AIANY + BSA Res Arch Now: Lunch/Learn with The 2020 Award Winners, 6 Unique Stories & Perspectives on Residential Architecture Commissions. (Hosted by AIANY CRAN + BSA Residential Design Committee.) register for all three events here 1.5 Credits each.

Part One: Taking Shape Stories, Conversations about New Construction and the Materials, Methods, Means. 

Mount Mauwee House (Paul Schulhof) 

Villa Varoise (NADAAA) 

June 17, 2021 12:00 to 1:30PM

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Villa Varoise on ArchDaily

Posted on June 2nd, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Villa Varoise, Press

Villa Varoise is featured today on ArchDaily!

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LUMINOUS MONOLITHIC: VILLA VAROISE IN THE PLAN

Posted on May 27th, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Villa Varoise, Press

FRANCESCO PAGLIARI writes: ‘The overall result is a multiple-feature architecture: multiple interrelated façades; abstract stereometric monumentality alongside homey light-filled interiors reaching out to connect with their surroundings: a sharp-angled monolith that is also an open, family-friendly holiday home. The striking materiality of these closed compact shapes is further accentuated by the use of unrendered concrete, the horizontal lines of the formwork still showing the veins and rough cut of the formwork, lending the manmade object an organic quality. The architecture is one with its terrain- its varied composition and natural color all dialogue with the landscape.’

Read on HERE.

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Vote for Villa Varoise and RISD North Hall!

Posted on April 23rd, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _RISD NORTH HALL, _Villa Varoise, Awards

Both projects are finalists for the AZ Awards 2021.

Vote for Villa Varoise and RISD North Hall for a People’s Choice Award HERE!

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Stella Betts reviews ‘My House Is Better Than Your House’

Posted on April 7th, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Villa Varoise, Press

Architectural Record’s April Issue features a book review of NADAAA’s forthcoming book on Villa Varoise!

‘With its conversational tone, the exchange captured in the book manages to complement the images and drawings more successfully than is usual in a conventional monograph. The dialogue goes beyond a comparison of the houses and leads to discussions of the typology of the house itself. By doing so, it transcends the conceit of dueling dwellings, opening up a larger discourse on the practice of architecture. But it’s a fun read—both light and serious.
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The art of this book is that it can be enjoyed on several levels. It is a deep dive into the design process and the meticulous execution of one single house and its surrounding landscape, taken from initial concept and site strategies through drawings, diagrams, models, and construction details. [] But the book is also a manifesto—a reminder to all of us that as architects it is “our responsibility to change the status quo . . . to motivate the discipline, and produce not novelty, but innovation.” If you manage that, then the results of the design process just may be “better.”’

-Stella Betts, founding principal at LEVENBETTS

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Villa Varoise wins 2020 Hobson Award!

Posted on January 22nd, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Villa Varoise, Awards

Villa Varoise has received an Honor Award for Residential Design from a joint BSA/AIANY committee. The award was announced at the annual BSA Gala hosted last night online. See all the 2020 BSA Award winners HERE including a sustainability award for the Daniels Building! Check back soon for a special AIANY video about the house!

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Villa Varoise wins Architecture Masterprize Best of Best

Posted on November 20th, 2020 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Villa Varoise, Awards

Villa Varoise won in the Residential Architecture Category and was named a Best of Best project in the annual Architecture Masterprize Awards. See the full list of winners HERE.

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